Twilight Imperium: The Fractured Void by Tim Pratt

The Fractured Void

A Twilight Imperium Novel

The Fractured Void

A Twilight Imperium Novel

By Tim Pratt

A brave starship crew are drawn into the schemes of interplanetary powers competing for galactic domination, in this epic space opera from the best-selling strategic boardgame, Twilight Imperium.

Captain Felix Duval and the crew of the Temerarious quietly patrol a remote Mentak Coalition colony system where nothing ever happens. But when they answer a distress call from a moon under attack, that peaceful existence is torn apart. They rescue a scientist, Thales, who’s developing revolutionary technology to create new wormholes. He just needs a few things to make it fully operational… and now, ordered to aid the scientist, the Temerarious is targeted by two rival black-ops teams intent on reacquiring Thales. Can Felix trust Thales? Or is this a conspiracy to tip the balance of power in the galaxy forever?

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Twilight Imperium

Twilight Imperium

Intergalactic empires fall, but one faction will rise from the ashes to conquer the galaxy.

Once the mighty Lazax Empire ruled all the known galaxy from its capital planet of Mecatol Rex, before treachery and war erased the Lazax from history, plunging a thousand star systems into conflict and uncertainty.

Now the Great Races who span the galaxy look upon their former capital hungrily – the power and secrets of the Lazax await a new emperor…

To lay claim to the throne is a destiny sought by many, yet the shadows of the past serve as a grim warning to those who would follow in their footsteps.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Scott Schomburg Genre: Science Fiction

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
UK On Sale Date: January 21, 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080463
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
ebook ISBN: 9781839080470


Global On Sale: December 21, 2021
ISBN: 9781666190687

GraphicAudio Drama

Global On Sale: November 30, 2022
ISBN: 9781685088071

About the Author

TIM PRATT is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, and scores of short stories. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor.

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Interviews and Articles

“It’s got heists, jailbreaks, pursuits, reversals, jokes, banter, attempted murder, successful murder, kissing, and weird alien stuff galore.”
Paul Semel, Interview with Tim Pratt, author of The Fractured Void

“If you know about the game, it’ll be a kick to see the various species in action, and there are lots of name drops and easter eggs, but it is designed to work as a stand-alone, accessible space opera.”
Paul Semel, Interview with Tim Pratt, author of The Fractured Void

“Tim Pratt, author of The Fractured Void reads the opening chapters of his novel (video).”

“My interest in writing is to explore human character and emotions in extreme situations, and space opera is full of extreme situations. Also, space science is cool, and while I’m definitely not a hard science person, I have a deep love for black holes and wormholes, goldilocks zones and strange matter, string theory and stellar formation. Telling stories against a backdrop that vast creates so many opportunities for great fiction.”
Track of Words, Interview with Tim Pratt, author of The Fractured Void


“The world building is second to none, it feels really well done and it’s an excellent primer… a fun space opera with a nice degree of humour and a good balance.”
Big Geordie Geek

“Transporting us at high speed through epic, funny or even investigative vortices, Twilight Imperium – The Interstellar Rift sucks us into its reading. And makes you want to get into the game right away.”
Geek Test France

“Seven out of ten”

– Amass Games

“A breezy, tremendously fun space opera set in the world of Twilight Imperium, this was much funnier than I expected, and generally just a really entertaining read.”
Track of Words

The Fractured Void is the epitome of what a Space Opera should truly be – detailed, complex and full of rich and engaging characters, while simultaneously allied to a galaxy-spanning plot that moves along at a fast pace with no extraneous detail or pointless side-plots, and written with a genuine sense of tension and a healthy dose of wry humour. ”
SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer

“A fun and lighthearted romp of a novel.”
Tower of Winds

“Really fun space opera with a lot of humor.”
Garik16’s SFF Reviews

“[An] action-rich and high-paced novel.”
– Reiszwolf

“Fast-paced adventure.”
Tim Frankovich

“Pratt’s worldbuilding fascinates, and the plot serves up action and big ideas in equally tasty helpings. This is definitely a series to watch.”
– Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Brilliantly fun space opera.”
– Locus

“Fun, funny, pacy, thought-provoking and very clever space opera – a breath of fresh air.”
– Sean Williams, author of Twinmaker

“Brilliantly fun space opera.”
– Locus

Twilight Imperium: The Fractured Void by Tim Pratt

Global Ebook On Sale: November 3, 2020
US Paperback On Sale: November 3, 2020
UK Paperback On Sale: January 21, 2021
Global Audiobook On Sale: December 21, 2021 GraphicAudio Drama On Sale: November 30, 2022

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